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Pomalyst Uses

How Does It Work?

Pomalyst is thought to work in several ways. It prevents myeloma tumor cells from multiplying and causes them to self-destruct. It may also block the growth of blood vessels around the cancer cells, which prevents the cells from getting the nutrition they need to grow. 
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Pomalyst?

This drug is not approved for use in people younger than 18 years of age, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Pomalyst in children.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

Pomalyst can be used in older adults. In clinical studies, however, people who were over the age of 65 were more likely to develop pneumonia while taking Pomalyst than those younger than age 65. However, there were no differences in how well the medicine worked between younger and older age groups.
 

Off-Label Uses for Pomalyst

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the condition discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, there are no well-accepted off-label uses for Pomalyst.
 
However, the active ingredient in Pomalyst, pomalidomide, is currently being studied as a possible treatment for several other conditions, including:
 
 
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